P. knowlesi is predominantly a simian-infection malaria parasite, but also causes natural infection in humans, primarily in South East Asia. P. knowlesi was the first malaria parasite in which antigen variation was demonstrated. It has close phylogenetic relationship to P. vivax, the second most important species of human malaria parasite.
Version 1 of the P. knowlesi H genome has been published: Pain et. al. (2008) Nature 419:799-803.
A publication describing the version 2 assembly is in preparation and permission should therefore be obtained before undertaking genome-scale or chromosome wide analysis. Please refer to  Data Use Statement.
» Plasmodium knowlesi on GeneDB
New version of the genome (March 2014)
A new assembly of the P. knowlesi H genome is now publicly available on GeneDB (March 2014), replacing the version 1 sequence. P. knowlesi H can be viewed and searched on GeneDB. EMBL and GFF format files can be downloaded from the FTP site.
A publication describing the new assembly is in preparation and permission should therefore be obtained before undertaking genome-scale or chromosome wide analysis. Please refer to  Data Use Statement.
The DNA was provided by the Galinski lab (Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University, Atlanta) and by the Kocken lab (Biomedical Primate Research Centre, Department of Parasitology, Rijswijk, The Netherlands).